Wednesday, December 24, 2008

One Of My FAVORITE Traditions

Every year for the last 10 years we have been making lunches and delivering them to the Homeless. The last 2 years it has been very difficult because they aren't there..... at least when we go to Seattle we have to "hunt" the whole city for them. In the past we have been able to pull up to one location and we are swarmed with them, we usually run out and are feeling really bad that we don't have more. My kids love this and look forward to it every year! This year Skyler decided to use it for a project he needed to do in leadership. He put together shopping list, organized the date and took care of almost all of it. He did an amazing job. But, when it came time for us to leave we weren't sure what to do.....It was STILL snowing in Seattle. Needless to say the city was still shutdown! I had talked to a friend who had just come from Seattle and she said that traffic was stopped and most all the hills were closed. So, Sky got on the Internet and started looking for homeless shelters a little closer to home. We had 20 lunches that needed to be delivered. We took the addresses to the shelters and headed out. As we pulled into both shelters there wasn't anyone there, we weren't sure what to do but thought we would try the food bank. As we pulled into the food bank we could tell they were closed too, but there was a sign on the door that said if it's 32 degrees or below the Grace Community Church turns into a shelter. As the snow was getting thicker and thicker I just prayed this too wouldn't be a bust, since we were out of options. After knocking on a bunch of doors we found someone who was grateful for our lunches and said they open the doors at 9 to the homeless and the people who come will appreciate them too!!





4 comments:

Lewis Family said...

You guys are so great. Just imagine all of the meals you have provided for people over the course of 10 years!

Brittany said...

Deanna - that is sooo cool and a wonderful tradition - We as a family have decided that we want to go to the Union Gospel Mission and serve a holiday dinner to the homeless very soon - You and your family is a shining example of how to serve those in need!

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larsen family said...

That is a wonderful idea. You guys are a great family! Hope you had a good Christmas and Happy New Year.